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Board Member Racial/Ethnic Group Representation

REFERENCE
G1.1.3us
CATEGORY
Diversity Of Board Members
METRIC
Composition of the Governing Body
UNIT
Board Members

Definition

This metric tracks the racial and ethnic identity of board members, as measured on December 31st of the reported year.

Expanded Definition

The process to nominate and elect an organization’s board directors is dependent on local rules and regulations. The GRI defines a governance body as “the committee or board responsible for the strategic guidance of the organization, the effective monitoring of management, and the accountability of management to the broader organization and its stakeholders.”

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission identifies the following race and ethnicity categories:

Hispanic or Latino (A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.)

White (Not Hispanic or Latino. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.)

Black or African American (Not Hispanic or Latino. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.)

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Not Hispanic or Latino. A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.)

Asian (Not Hispanic or Latino. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.)

American Indian or Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community.)

Two or More Races (Not Hispanic or Latino. Two or More Races – All persons who identify with more than one of the above five races (White, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native.)